Stock Market News for April 21, 2014 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks finished hardly changed on Thursday as investors received mixed corporate results as well as encouraging economic data. Morgan Stanley, General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Pepsi reported upbeat quarterly results. However, the Dow closed in negative territory following IBM and UnitedHealth Group’s dismal earnings report. Google’s disappointing earnings also weighed on the markets. Positive economic data on […]

Testosterone Pit – Home – The Risk of Stock-Market Vertigo

What can possibly go wrong with stocks these days? Consumer confidence in March leaped to the highest level since January 2008, just before the financial crisis annihilated it. Institutional investors’ risk appetite, as measured by State Street’s confidence index, backed off only a smidgen in March to the second highest level in the data series going back to 2005, down […]

Stock Market News for March 24, 2014 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks ended in the red zone on Friday dragged by a fall in the bio-tech stocks and futures and options expiration. Investors also had to focus on the latest developments in the Crimea region. However, the indices ended the week with modest gains.For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure to read today’s Ahead of Wall […]

Stock Market News for March 06, 2014 – March 6, 2014 –

Benchmarks finished Wednesday’s trading session nearly flat as investors received discouraging economic reports. Modest expansion in economic conditions, greater-than-expected fall in ISM Services Index and dismal private sector hiring were overlooked as an outcome of the bitter winter season. Investors also remained focused on the recent developments in Ukraine.For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure […]

March-June Analytics, Big Data and Data Science Meetings

Coming soon: PAW San Francisco, GigaOM Structure, Predictive Analytics/Big Data Innovation Summits, Big Data Techcon, INFORMS Boston, SPB 14, SDM 14, PASS Business Analytics, PAKDD 2014, and many more.
By Gregory Piatetsky, Mar 4, 2014.
Here are upcoming 45 March – June 2014 meetings and conferences.
You can find the full list on KDnuggets page:

Meetings / Conferences on Analytics, […]

Stock Market News for February 21, 2014 – Zacks Investment …

Benchmarks moved up on Thursday as investors received a boost after a reading on manufacturing activity hit a four year high. Also, Facebook’s deal to buy WhatsApp and Tesla Motors’ strong results somewhat added to the positive sentiment. The gains on Thursday came despite weak data from China, Japan and Euro zone amidst a report of contraction in Philadelphia Fed’s […]

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Big Data zeros in on ad inefficiency

John Wanamaker, the innovative Philadelphia merchant who pioneered the modern department store in the Gilded Age, was such a fan of newspapers that he is credited with buying the first full-page ad. But even Wanamaker knew that the most efficient form of advertising available in the 1890s wasn’t terribly efficient at all. “Half the money I spend on advertising […]

S&P 500 starts 2014 with a 2-day decline | Stock market | The …

Originally published January 3, 2014 at 6:16 AM | Page modified January 4, 2014 at 3:16 AM

NEW YORK — After last year’s big party in the stock market, 2014 is starting off with a nagging hangover.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged a fraction of a point lower on Friday, beginning a year with a two-day […]

Reality check for US stock markets after day of record highs …

US stock markets rose after incoming Fed chair Janet Yellen calmed fears the central bank might begin to taper its bond-buying programme before next year. Photograph: Richard Drew/APAmerican stock indices the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq ended lower on Monday while the Dow failed to close above its milestone level of 16,000 as stocks were sold off late following […]

Growth in Digital Marketing Means BIG DATA | Points Group LLC

by Garth De BlasioThe rapid pace of change in marketing driven by immense digital expansion has led to numerous buzzwords that may or may not be passing fads. One idea that is certainly here to stay is “big data.”As more data is collected from different sources about customer and prospect behavior, marketers have to figure out how to collaboratively […]